If you haven’t watched the first episode of Temptation Island South Africa, you might want to log on to your Showmax right now.
The show, based on the Banijay-owned hit reality format, started streaming just after midnight on Thursday, 26 August – and it’s already clear that the four couples are in for the ultimate relationship test.
‘Temptation Island South Africa:’ first episode
In the first episode of Temptation Island South Africa, Estelle Langa and Justin Fritz, Musa Qubinkomo and Sifiso Ndlazi, Nthabiseng Maphago and MJ Maponya, and Precious Khumalo and Grant Manuel arrived in paradise (aka Knysna) together.
However, they’re in separate villas, living with sexy singles. The big question from now on is, will they leave with each other, or with someone better?
The first episode’s big talking point are the introductions from the 20 single men and women who are looking for love. The couples sat together for their first glimpses of temptation, but the singles didn’t hold back.
Rap queen Gigi Lamayne told the guys, “I’m a musician and I can’t wait to sing on your mic and rap circles around you.” Not to be outdone, Nicole Kaas said, “You can call me Coco. I own an upholstery company, so I’m used to seeing things get taken apart and put back together the way I want it done.”
And the men were just as direct. “Good evening, ladies,” said Dainamiaro ‘Dain’ Ogulu. “I’m a sexy model from Nigeria. I might be standing on two legs, but my third leg holds me out.”
Calim ‘Muggz’ Mgagula broke into a slow dance routine while introducing himself as an exotic dancer and firefighter, while stand-up comedian Tats Nkonzo said, “I’ve asked myself over 100 times why I am doing this, and I’ve had 100 different answers. But tonight, I only have four…”
It was immediately clear that Showmax has lined up a temptation for every taste. When asked about their odds of leaving together, both Nthabiseng and MJ and Estelle and Justin gave themselves a confident 10/10; Grant said 10 but Precious 9; and Sifiso 9.5 but Musa 8. But they hadn’t met the temptation on offer yet…
Temptation Island South Africa is produced by Afrokaans Film & Television (Survivor SA) and hosted by Phat Joe. New episodes of this Showmax Original drop at midnight every Thursdayuntil 3 November 2021.
You can follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #TemptationIslandSA and add Temptation Island South Africa to your Showmax watch list here. Additionally, you can watch the trailer here or Phat Joe explain how it all works here.
Temptation Island South Africa cast
Here are videos on YouTube introducing the entire Temptation Island South Africa cast:
Meet the couples:
- Watch Estelle and Justin here.
- Watch Nthabiseng and MJ here.
- Watch Musa and Sifiso here.
- Watch Precious and Grant here.